Apple Confidentiality Agreement

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Apple`s legendary efforts to keep future products secret are well known, but the terms of the agreements linking suppliers and workers were partially unveiled on Friday, thanks to newly sealed court proceedings. We have contracts and confidentiality agreements from Apple and we have chosen some highlights: Please ask questions about Apple`s identity at corpID@apple.com. The terms of Apple`s extensive confidentiality agreements have been announced through the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings of former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies. On Friday, a New Hampshire judge announced a series of documents in the case, including the confidentiality agreement approved by Apple and GTAT, which was previously kept secret. Apple recognizes that its confidential, proprietary and business and third-party information is our competitive advantage in the marketplace. Apple takes steps to protect its own confidential information and respects the confidential information of others. Apple therefore expects all employees to assume responsibility for protecting these sources of confidential information. Apple identifies, classifies and protects all useful business information from disclosure, loss, modification, destruction and deliberate or unreased reproduction. You may not disclose confidential apple information to third parties unless a written agreement or license has been previously signed and approved by the Division`s Vice President. One of Apple`s greatest advantages is information about our products and services, including future product offerings. Never give open confidential operational, financial, commercial or business information without checking with your supervisor whether such disclosure is appropriate. As a general rule, disclosure of this information is very limited and the information can only be disclosed after a confidentiality agreement has been reached to suppliers, suppliers or other third parties. Even within Apple, confidential information should only be disclosed on the basis of knowledge needs.

The intellectual property agreement you signed when you joined Apple defines your obligation to protect information. Apple also respects the confidential information of others. You may not use or disclose this information to third parties unless you are authorized by third parties and have only signed a confidentiality agreement with Apple at that time. 2) A departure from political conditions would create legal chaos. If they decided not to fire Bauer, it would open the door to anyone else in the past who had been fired for violating the confidentiality agreement to come back and sue for unfair treatment. This means that there are NO exceptions. Do not believe that ignorance and innocence will destabilize you. This is a “One Strike and you`re out” situation.

First, make sure that disclosure is necessary for business. Second, get your supervisor`s approval for disclosure. Third, make sure that there is a confidentiality agreement with the seller or a third party and that you forward the original copy of the agreement to the legal department. If you are not yet sure, contact the legal department before making the disclosure. Fast Company spoke to a manager who was one of the first people outside Apple to have access to a first-generation iPad before the tablet was ever introduced. The Exec refused to overturn Apple`s famous confidentiality agreement (NDA) because it was too risky. And while a few details of the NDA leaked last year, the executive gave us a much clearer and very important picture of the great lengths that Apple will cross to make sure you never see the iPhone 5 before Tim Cook wants to see it. GT did not submit the entire contract, but only a selection of it. You should therefore assume that this version of the agreement favors GT and makes Apple look bad. If you are dealing with a supplier, supplier or other third party, never pass on confidential information without the consent of your supervisor.

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